Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Daniel C. Sobral <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/15/1999 01:41:19
"Chris G. Demetriou" wrote:
> Overcommit avoidance may not be useful for your particular uses of
> these UNIX-like systems.  However, if you think that it's not useful
> to anybody who uses them (or that people who think it's useful are
> deluding themselves 8-), then you're sorely mistaken and have a
> ... very wrong-headed attitude about why people find such features
> useful.

Have you actually tried a system which can work in either overcommit
and non-overcommit modes?

What it comes down to is that if you have enough memory to run in
non-overcommit, you have enough memory to run in overcommit.

Setting limits is complex, but it is no more complex than correctly
sizing the memory in a non-overcommit system (this is demonstrable).

Daniel C. Sobral			(8-DCS)

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